Saira was born into an Urdu-speaking family in India.
She spent much of her childhood in London and made a debut in 1961 in a Bollywood movie ‘Junglee’ opposite Shammi Kapoor.
Saira has a niece, Shaheen, who is now a Bollywood actress. She was once married to Bollywood actor, Sumeet Saigal, and the couple has a daughter, Sayesha.
Saira Banu was the 3rd highest paid actress in Hindi Cinema from 1963-1969 and 4th highest paid actress from 1971-1976.
She was the lead actress of the all-time favourite comedy film Padosan, which had a long line of comic actors like Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Mukri, Keshto Mukherjee, etc. Every song of the film was a chartbuster.
5 FAMOUS QUOTES:
It’s a fact that ever since I became an actress, and in fact, even before that, I just wanted to be Dilip Saab`s wife. Material gifts are good, and yes, they make one happy. But, the gift of love is the biggest gift one could ever get. And I’m lucky that I have got that love from him.
He is in good health now. All of it felt like a nightmare... How he suddenly fell sick. I am thankful to the Almighty... This has been a miracle
The prayers were accepted by Allah and he is feeling well now... I can`t tell you how grateful I am to God that we have come out of this. It was a terrible thing that happened. Within a few days, he fell so sick that we just didn`t know what to do. After going home he will feel even better soon.
We have not got discharged yet. Dilip Sahab is much improved by the grace of God.
Time Just Flew By.
5 MOST POPULAR DIALOGUES:
Kuch cheezein aaisi hoti hai, jinhe jitna door hatao ... utna hi kareeb aati hai
Is duniya mein na koi pooch ke aaya hai ... aur na koi pooch ke jayega
Yahan maa baap ke liye aulad sab kuch hai ... aur aulad ke liye maa baap?
Hum toh chamatkar ko namaskar karte hai
Qatta kijiye na taluk humse ... kuch nahi hai toh adawat hi sahi
The gorgeous Saira Banu, who entered the industry at the age of 17, was a woman who followed her heart. As a teenager, she had no qualms about pursuing Rajendra Kumar despite him being a married man with kids. Their torrid affair fizzled out but she once again shocked the industry when she married superstar Dilip Kumar who was 22 years her senior.